101 Top Illinois Consumer Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Consumer companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Consumer industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Consumer Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

mHUB

mHUB

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mHUB is a hardtech innovation and manufacturing entrepreneurial center.

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Avant is an online lending platform that offers alternatives to its clients with safe financial products.

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IRI

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IRI is a Market research company specialized in development of big data and predictive analytics solutions.

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HomeX

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HomeX is a home services platform designed for homeowners and service providers offering virtual solutions with remote assist.

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Bartesian

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Bartesian offers a capsule-based machine that enables individuals to make homemade cocktails.

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Jiobit

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Jiobit is an electronics company that manufactures the world’s smallest and longest self learning location tracking technology.

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Farmer’s Fridge

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Farmer’s Fridge provides an automated smart fridge that serves salads, bowls, snacks, and more.

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Fooda

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Fooda is a food technology platform that connects restaurants to people while at work.

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Greenlight Planet

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Greenlight sells, installs and finances solar home systems for the 1.8 billion off-grid and under-electrified consumers in Africa and Asia.

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Civis Analytics

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Civis Analytics helps organizations use data to gain a competitive advantage in how they identify, attract, and engage their audiences.

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CoPilot

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CoPilot is an assisted commerce platform that provides expert partner services for car purchases.

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Current Mobile

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We enable millions of budget-conscious consumers to earn income from their daily habits.

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iiRcade

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Bringing Arcade Gaming to the 21st Century

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Braviant Holdings

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A leading provider of tech-enabled credit products and services for underbanked consumers

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SuperBetter

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SuperBetter develops a game-based learning platform that empowers K-12 educators, students, and everyone’s social-emotional learning.

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Sittercity

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Sittercity’s mission is to make child care finally work.

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dscout

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dscout helps companies better understand the experiences people have with their products and brands in everyday life.

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Leap Services

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Retail-as-a-Service platform for consumer brands

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Scout

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Scout is a home security system that combines hardware designs and easy-to-use controls.

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Mondelez International

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Mondelez International is a branded food and beverage company that specializes in snack foods such as biscuits, chocolate, gum, and candies.

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CircleIt

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A generational platform that gives you ability to send cards, media and gifts to loved ones across time.

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Chromatin

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Chromatin is a biotech company that develops sorghum for traditional agriculture and applications in the renewable energy sector.

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Azul 3D

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Azul 3D is a 3D printing company that allows users to print 3D structures from a wide pallet of materials.

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SmartWitness

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SmartWitness designs, manufactures, and supply in-vehicle cameras, recorders, and software.

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ArgonCredit

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Argon Credit is a online personal loan startup. Currently growing in the U.S. with plans to expand into the U.K., Europe and Australia.

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MoveSpring

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MoveSpring is a fun, simple, highly engaging health platform enabling employers to educate and motivate employees toward better health.

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Black Buffalo

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Black Buffalo is a smokeless tobacco alternative that has the same look, feel, smell, and experience as traditional dipping products.

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Monument

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Monument backs up and automatically organizes your precious memories effortlessly.

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Intellihot Green Technologies

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Intellihot Green Technologies manufactures tankless water heater systems for residential and commercial applications.

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Medline Industries

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Medline Industries, Inc., based in Mundelein, Illinois,

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Oars + Alps

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Oars + Alps provides skincare products for men made from natural, toxin-free ingredients.

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SpotHero

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Leading & only independent consumer marketplace for parking in North America.

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Stock+Field

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Stock+Field is a retail company offering general merchandise and DIY products.

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Caddis Funding

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Caddis purchases consumer debt portfolios owned by credit grantors including banks, finance companies, and debt buyers.

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BellyCard

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BellyCard is the leader in loyalty for customers and small- to medium-sized businesses.

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IndiFit

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Empowering fitness instructors & trainers to earn more by hosting independent classes

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Polyera

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The Polyera supplies semiconductor, dielectric and interfacial materials for the printed and flexible electronics industry.

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Tanvas

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Tanvas is redefining touch by enabling you to feel what you see on any touchscreen.

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ItemMaster

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ItemMaster’s cloud platform creates, manages, expands, & delivers structured product content for the $800B U.S. Food & Bev marketplace.

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Honey-Can-Do International

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Honey-Can-Do International is a consumer goods company that offers storage and organization products.

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Cumulus Funding

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Cumulus Funding provides funds to help you make purchases or pay down loans, credit cards or other bills.

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Hello water

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Hello water is a fiber infused water with the perfect balance of flavor and sweetness to help aid in a healthy lifestyle.

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PRE Brands

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PRE Brands is a food processing company that specializes in providing grass-fed and finished beef products.

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Rewards21

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Rewards21 is an easy and convenient rewards program that gives cashback and reward points for dining at favorite restaurants.

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John Deere

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Deere & Company is an American corporation that manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery.

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Renegade Brands

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Renegade Brands provides safe and high performance cleaning products.

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Katamco

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Katamco is a wholesale retail company.

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NetThunder

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NetThunder is an on-premise private cloud solution that is easy to setup and includes services that keep companies running.

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Easymove

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Easymove enables consumers & brands to access local trucks and get instant moving & delivery help at affordable flat cost.

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GC Plus

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GC Plus is a 1-Click On-Demand Platform for Homeowners & 3X Earnings for Plumbers

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Jovian Technologies

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AI SaaS platform for Food & Beverage Competitive Intelligence & Consumer data Analytics

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Pepper

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Pepper is a personalized nutritionist that empowers people to take control of how they eat at home.

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Unified Information Devices

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Unified Information Devices is a Identification Solutions.

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Gekks

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Gekks manufactures a low cut liner sock for men and women to avoid foot odour.

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Motorola

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Motorola provides products and services for mobile, wireline digital communication, information, and entertainment applications.

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Zmodo Technology

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Zmodo provides smart home and security solutions for both home and business.

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Gramovox

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Gramovox reimagines vintage A/V equipment into functional contemporary art.

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SAI Advanced Power Solutions

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SAI Advanced Power Solutions specializes in the switchgear design, build, and retrofit sector.

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Vapor4Life

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Vapor4Life is the world’s only company that spent years and millions of dollars to invent the finest, most technologically advanced

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LinkCapital

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LinkCapital offers low-rate, flexible student loan refinancing programs specifically tailored to the needs of medical professionals.

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AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc.

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AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc. is a fab-lite semiconductor company in the U.S. specializing in diamond semiconductor materials and devices

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KeHE Distributors

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KeHE Distributors is a fresh and natural, organic wholesale foods distributor.

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Beam Suntory

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Beam Suntory is the third largest premium spirits company in the world, the leading spirits company in Japan and the largest U.S.

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Blueair

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Blueair provides air purifying solutions with acclaimed leading-edge filtration technologies and design.

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Mavely

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Solving the problem of rising CAC for direct to consumer brands, while driving product discover and additional income for everyday families.

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Weber

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Weber is a privately held American manufacturer of charcoal, gas, and electric outdoor grills with related accessories.

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MJ Holding Company, LLC

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MJ Holding Company is a consumer goods company offering impulse toys and trading card supplies.

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Because, Animals

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Because Animals is creating cultured meat to feed the world’s pets.

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A.M. Money

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M. Money provides no co-signer low-cost, and flexible college financing to help students finance their college education.

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Fortune Brands Home & Security

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Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., creates products and services that help fulfill the

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Voyant Beauty

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Voyant Beauty is a cosmetics company specializes in the development and manufacturing of high-performance personal care and beauty products.

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Acquired Sales Corp

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Acquired Sales is a publicly-traded corporation focused upon investing in rapidly growing, profitable companies.

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Hiome

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Meet the future of your smart home.

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Stylisted

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Stylisted is a proprietary platform enabling 1.4M beauty professionals to build & manage their freelance business.

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Synergy Flavors

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Synergy Flavors is a manufacturer and supplier of flavorings, extracts and essences, with a truly global footprint.

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Roland

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Roland Corporation manufactures and distributes electronic musical instruments, including keyboards.

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Seasons Sparkling

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Seasons Sparkling creates organic plant-based sparkling waters, presents them with contemporary art, and delivers nationwide.

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Radio Flyer

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Radio Flyer is a consumer goods company offering wagons, ride-on, scooters, and parts.

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Powertraveller

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Powertraveller manufactures off-grid power solutions for electronics devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, tablets, and laptops.

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Kemper Corporation

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Kemper Corporation is a financial organization providing insurance and consumer finance solutions for individuals and small businesses.

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Federal Signal

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Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) enhances the safety, security and well-being of communities and workplaces around the world.

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Dishable

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Dishable’s method for Consumer Research is faster, broader, more expanse, and less expensive than using traditional survey tecniques.

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Dipalo Ventures

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Early stage connected hardware and hard tech investments in the US Midwest, de-risked via design and engineering focused Residency.

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City Grange

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City Grange is selling the right organic and local products, rethinking the supply chain, creating jobs.

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REV UP BRANDS

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REV UP BRANDS is a manufacturer and wholesaler of dance apparel, costumes and accessories from Chicago.

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MiracleCord

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MiracleCord develops cutting‐edge research into consumer products, and provides education on the value of cord blood and tissue stem cells.

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SpringFour

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SpringFour’s technology platform connects consumers to local financial health resources, tools and products. SpringFour is a B2B solution.

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Ex-Tech Plastics

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Ex-Tech Plastics manufactures quality sheets to meet your most demanding production requirements.

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Kensington

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Kensington is a company that produces and supplies desktop and mobile accessories like security, connectivity, power products.

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OnePlus Systems

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OnePlus Systems Inc. is an Illinois-based manufacturer of container fullness and control systems.

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Ferrara Candy

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Ferrara Candy is virtual tours of the making of Lemonheads, Red Hots, Gummies, Jawbusters, Boston Baked Beans and Atomic Fireballs.

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FAR Botanicals

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An Eco Luxury line of artisan-crafted moisturizing products designed to meet the needs of dry, damaged and / or textured hair.

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Paris Presents

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A global company that creates and distributes beauty products and personal care accessories that elevate the beauty experience for women

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Reynolds Consumer Products

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Reynolds Consumer Products provides quality household essentials and world-class brands.

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Thermos LLC

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Thermos manufactures and sells insulated food and beverage containers, children’s lunch kits, and other consumer products worldwide.

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Focal Communications

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Data, voice and colocation services.

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Curion Insights

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Curion provides world-class quantitative and qualitative product insights.

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Berner Food & Beverage

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Berner is a leading manufacturer of high quality shelf-stable food products and beverages

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PowerCoco

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PowerCoco is a natural low-calorie, low-sugar sports drink that combines coconut water with electrolytes.

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GHP Group, Inc.

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GHP Group is a consumer goods company providing electric fireplaces, log sets, heating products, and gas grills.

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Serta

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Serta is a developer and manufacturer of mattresses.

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